Koei Tecmo’s hack and slash RPG went through several iterations beforehand.
Koei Tecmo’s long in development Ni-Oh, a hack and slash action RPG in the tone of Dark Souls, will be utilizing the full extent of the PS4’s power, targeting 60 frames per second and 1080p resolution.
This was revealed by CEO Kou Shibusawa who told 4Gamer (translation by Zhugeex), who also talked about the many iterations the game went through including a Dynasty Warriors-esque title and a Ninja Gaiden clone. The Dark Souls approach, referred to as “Sengoku dark fantasy”, is what the team ultimately settled on.
Ni-Oh has been re-emerged at last year’s Tokyo Game Show to a good amount of fanfare and Koei Tecmo has assured fans that it will be out in 2016 for the PS4. We’re not sure if it’ll be out in the West as well this year so stay tuned for more information and let us know what you think of Ni-Oh in the comments below.